on the practice, we stepped in to challenge it and try to bring it under the law. >> epa is one of dozens of federal entities that issues regulation and rules each day. measures that often go in to effect before those who will be impacted even know they are under consideration. that is something the regulatory flexibility act was designed to prevent. it requires the current administration to issue reports in both april and october, identifying the proposed rules likely to have significant economic impact, something the obama administration hasn't done in more than a year. >> coincidently it happened with an election year. we are concerned that will become the new normal. during election years, all of a sudden, the regulatory information, regulatory transparency goes by the wayside. >> we reached out the the white house about the missed deadlines in april and october. and we are awaiting their response. bret? >> bret: shannon, thank you. later, who benefits if we do jump off the fiscal cliff. up next, are we on a crash course in egypt? this holiday, share everything. share "not even close.